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Friday Book Round-Up Reveals Mrs. N’s Top 10 Female Authors #FridayReads #books


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Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Book Round-Up. This week, the world celebrated International Women’s Day. It got me thinking about my favorite female authors. Many of these women inspired me to go after my dream of publishing and on a certain level, I consider them my mentors (even though we’ve never met). So, I wanted to honor these women here today with my very personal (feeling a little exposed here) list. The link is to their Amazon Author Page. Here is my top 10 in alphabetical order:

 

Jane Austen

My 8th grade English teacher introduced me to Jane Austen and I am forever grateful to him. Not only are Jane’s books poignant and beautifully-written, it was virtually unheard of for a woman to publish in those days. It was thanks to her brother that a publisher agreed to publish her. It was well-received and popular among the aristocrats. My favorite two novels are Pride and Prejudice as well as Emma.

 

The Bronte Sisters

Wuthering Heights was my introduction to Emily Bronte as well as her sisters. Each was gifted in their own right and like Jane Austen, they fought against societal prejudice to be published. Dark, brooding characters enduring heart-breaking tragedies is the theme of many of their stories. Romantic? Sure, if you’re not a fan of happily ever after. What makes their stories so memorable for me is that even though the sisters had a hard life, they obviously found joy in writing. It comes across is their descriptive plots and characters. My favorite novel is Wuthering Heights.

 

Candace Bushnell

I read Sex and the City when it was first published and was instantly in love with Bushnell’s honest approach to love, dating and being single in the big city. Her writing style appealed to me as a single gal trying to figure out what it meant when a guy said he would call and then didn’t. She’s one of my writing mentors because she ditched the cutesy women’s lit for brutally honest lit. I mean, it was refreshing to hear what other women think about oral sex and men who shower right after sex. Reading her books (and she has several now) is like curling up with a bunch of girlfriends and dishing the dirt. No pretense, just great storytelling. My favorite is her Sex and the City anthology.

 

Julia Cameron

The Artist’s Way caught my attention when I was working as a manager for a large bookstore. A friend of mine raved about how it helped her with her artwork. “Inspiring,” she said so I picked it up. Talk about changing my life… this book shook me with truths that were hidden deep within me. Yes, I could be the artist I craved to be; all it took was determination and not giving up. Cameron continues to inspire me on a daily basis. It’s thanks to her that I could work full-time, be a housewife and complete my first novel without losing my mind.

 

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Dame Agatha… what an inspiration! I fell in love with her mysteries at a young age, thanks to my mother. She’s an incredible woman who lived several lives in her lifetime. Independent, witty, honorable, she took ordinary people she met and incorporated them into her mysteries. A hero in my eyes because she wrote intricate mysteries with complex characters which kept the reader captivated until the last page. Both Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot are my two favorite detectives in literature and no, I can’t pick a favorite novel.

 

Jude Deveraux

When I was thirteen, I read my very first Jude Deveraux romance. I can close my eyes and remember the feeling of romance surging in my heart as I read The Black Lyon all those years ago. Being a sucker for history, her historical romances taught me what life might have been like back in the day. Sweeping romance, strong men and even stronger women filled the pages of Jude’s books. I swooned and imagined falling in love with a knight who would sweep me away from my dull and boring life. She’s the gold standard for all historical romances (in my opinion) and she taught me so much more about writing characters, tension and plot than all my teachers in school. I still idolize her and re-read The Knight in Shining Armor (my all-time favorite book) at least twice a year.

 

Syrie James

I first read Dracula, My Love and was instantly a fan of Syrie James’ writing style and ability to take a classic tale and put a new spin on it. Being a huge reader of historical fiction and historical romance, I love the way Syrie spins what’s familiar and brings new light to it. Her imagination is as big as my own and her ability to make a monster into a misunderstood lonely tragic character is uncanny. I’ve read every one of her books and while I wish I had the time to do all the research she does when writing, I’m in awe of how she makes historical figures come alive. She’s a writing mentor to me for her descriptive narration alone and I keep going back to her books to gain new insight. My favorite novel is Dracula, My Love.

 

Jennifer Weiner

Okay, here’s where this list gets personal. I’m a curvy woman and as a reader, I’ve spent most of my life reading about stick-thin heroines dealing with life. But then I read Good in Bed when it first came out. Mind Blown! Here’s a New York Bestselling Author describing in great detail the ups and down of a curvy woman’s search for love. Her writing isn’t cliché and tells it like it is. Hooray for curvy women everywhere! Jennifer taught me it’s okay to expose a part of myself in my writing. I’ve read every single book and my favorite is her latest release, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing.

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder

I was ten years old when I got the box set of Little House books from my grandparents. I inhaled each book and as the years went by, continued to re-read them. It tells the story of her pioneer life from little girl to married and a mother. I love these books because it’s Laura sharing a part of her growing up. There’s an authenticity to these stories that makes them irresistible. I learned so much about what life was like in those days from these books. Life was hard and you found happiness and joy in the small things. As a mentor, Laura is inspiring and honest. Her stories transport the reader because she’s sharing from the heart. I strive to bring that heart quality to every book I write.

 

Marianne Williamson

I have Oprah to thank for introducing me to Marianne Williamson. I remember this clearly: I was home sick with the flu and was watching Oprah. Her guest was a beautiful woman by the name of Marianne Williamson. She spoke of inner light, spirituality, love and being at peace. It was exactly the words I needed to hear. See, I didn’t really have the flu. I was filled with anxiety due to high school female bullies and faked being sick to avoid them. They tormented me and made my life miserable. All I wanted to do was crawl into a hole and become invisible. Peace and love were the furthest from my mind at that time. Marianne spoke of taking control of your life and not allowing outside forces to steal your joy. That was exactly what I needed to hear at the time. I’ve read all her books since then but the one book that continues to speak to me is Return to Love. Love, it states, is the centre of everything and everyone. I’ve embodied that in my writing and share that message through my blog every single day. Her lyrical prose aligns with my writing style and I’m so grateful to her message of peace. It saved my life.

 

Have a favorite female author to recommend? Share in the comments below. Happy Reading!

 

MRS N, Book Addict

 

Reading: A Love Affair With Books! #inspiration #love #books


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“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” –Vera Nazarian

 

If you were on a deserted island and could only bring three things, what would it be?

I would bring MR N, an unlimited supply of chocolate and my full library of books.

I love books. It borderlines on an addiction. I love to read and my love affair with books began when I was still in my mother’s womb. She’s a voracious reader and would read constantly when she was pregnant with me. She passed this love for all things books to me and it was the best gift she’d give me.

Why do I love books?

I love how I can learn new things with a swipe of my finger. I love how I can travel all over the world (and other galaxies) any time of the week. I love how I can connect with someone thousands of miles away, living a life I couldn’t imagine. I love how I can escape my life for a little while. I can time travel without leaving my chair.

There’s a lot of talk about how people are reading less and frankly, that’s not true. Amazon would be out of business if that was the case. People are reading and buying books, not to mention going to libraries to read. They just don’t want to pay high prices.

The world and society are a better place when people read. It brings us closer and enlightens us. It’s a dangerous precipice when we start censoring books and reading.

So, pick up a book and read today. It doesn’t matter what genre or heat level, just read. You’ll be supporting hard-working authors and it’s a great way to take a break.

What’s your favorite book and/or genre? Answer in the box below. I’d love to hear what you’re reading.

MRS N

#Authors: Get Real on #SocialMedia and Readers Will Respond #ASMSG #IARTG


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“Marketing is first and foremost about connecting.” – Wendy Paine Miller

Today’s publishing market requires authors to wear several hats, one of them being marketer. For many authors, they haven’t a clue what to do or how to get the word out about their book(s). I see it all the time on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn; authors posting about their books in an unending stream of impersonal tweets and posts.

“BUY MY BOOK! BUY MY BOOK! BUY MY BOOK, PLEASE!”

I shake my head because these authors miss the whole point. Social media is at its core, social. It’s a powerful marketing tool, if you know how to use it. Let me give you an example:

Back in 2012, I wrote my debut novel, Princess of the Light. When the time came to edit and publish it, I started chatting with some of my Twitter followers about it. Nothing major, just musings and observations. People started asking me more about it and I shared the story behind POTL. They were intrigued and as a result bought it when it was released. I’m proud to say they were my first readers and have been loyal ever since.

How did I do it? I made a connection and readers responded.

When I’m on social media, I’m a real person, not some robot. I talk about more than my books. I talk about baking, sports, what I’m reading, writing, editing, cooking, interesting articles I’ve read, news, politics, supporting food banks, the weather… the topics are endless. I’m being social and in this day and age of automation and technology, the simple act of saying good morning makes a huge impact.

So, what about book marketing?

I’m a writer and as a writer, I take great pride in crafting attention-grabbing tweets. Words are my thing and especially on Twitter, it’s a challenge to grab the reader by the collar so that they’ll want to click-through to learn more. I love it, though, because it hones my writing skills. I encourage all authors to try it.

Here are ten quick tips to help you get real on social media:

  • Use this formula when posting on social media – 20% book marketing, 10% small talk (weather, exercising, cooking, etc.), 30% retweets, 20% personal (I use this to post baking/cooking pics), 20% other interests (sports, hobbies, news, politics, etc.)

 

  • Post consistently on social media. I know time is a rare commodity for all of us. So whether you’re on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook, post consistently. The so-called experts tell us that we should only be posting x number of times per day/week. Listen, do what works for you. For me, I post on my blog 5 days a week, tweet every 20 minutes or so (thanks to Triberr) and post to Pinterest at least once a week. It’s all I have time for but it works for me. Consistency is the key.

 

  • Use graphics/images in all of your posts. Humans are, as a rule, visual people. We eat with our eyes first, or so says my husband (Retired Chef MR N). People identify with an image and sometimes that image has a bigger impact than the wording below.

 

  • If a follower/reader asks you a question on social media, respond. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tweeted an author and get no response. Listen, you’re not as busy as Harlan Coben or Jamie Oliver. Yet, both of these authors have responded to my tweets. It takes a few moments and yet has a huge impact on the reader.

 

  • Retweet/Like/Reblog on social media. Not only is this a great way to meet new people, it’s a sneaky marketing move to gain new followers. The more followers you have, the bigger your social media reach, the more likely you’ll find new readers to buy your books. I employ the Golden Rule on social media (do unto others as you would like done to you) and it really pays off.

 

  • Be real on social media. I know this sounds obvious but I’ve encountered so many authors who tell me they can’t be themselves online. “I can’t be myself, I’m an author.” Why not? I’m sure if Ernest Hemingway were alive today, he’d be spouting honest tweets in the middle of the night for all of us to see. My point is, you have to be yourself or else no one is going to read your books. Readers are attracted to a story, sure, but they first want to know about the author. Be real and let your followers see a little piece of yourself. I do this with my pics of baking/cooking and chatting with others on Twitter.

 

  • Don’t spam complete strangers on social media. What would Miss Manners say? We all hate spam and spammers are all over social media. I see a lot of authors send tweets to complete strangers about their book, myself included. It grates on my nerves because I’m receiving book sale info about a perfect stranger. Instead, start following people you’re interested in connecting with and once a conversation has been initiated, then maybe mention your book.

 

  • Use hashtags. I can’t emphasize this enough. We’re all busy and lead jam-packed lives. We sometimes only have a few minutes while waiting to pick up the kids from school or on a lunch break so we scroll through our feeds. We subscribe to hashtags and see what’s new. Hashtags are a great way to connect with people of similar interests. Some of my favorite book-related hashtags include: #books, #amreading, #FridayReads, #TuesdayBookBlog, #bookboost, #goodreads, etc.

 

  • Don’t ever, ever respond to a blogger/reviewer negatively on social media. It’s bound to happen. A reader/reviewer/blogger will not like your book. In fact, they may even bash you personally for no reason whatsoever. You’ll feel tempted to correct them or defend yourself. STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD/DEVICE! I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve seen authors taking to social media in response to a bad review/comment. I call this authors behaving badly. Listen, there’s going to be plenty of readers who won’t love/get/understand/relate to/respect your book(s). It’s part of the being a writer/storyteller. How? Vent to your inner circle via email/text/phone but never by social media. You’ll never convince them and it will make you look unprofessional. Instead, go read a few raving reviews.

 

  • Use the Tupperware marketing approach.

In 1942, Earl Tupper developed his first bell shaped container; the brand products were introduced to the public in 1948. Tupperware pioneered the direct marketing strategy made famous by the Tupperware party. The Tupperware Party allowed for women of the 1950s to work and enjoy the benefits of earning an income without completely taking away the independence granted to women during the Second World War when women first began entering the labor market, all the while keeping their focus in the domestic domain. (Wikipedia)

Word of Mouth marketing is one of the best marketing strategies, especially for authors, because it’s organic and driven by honest customers. Imagine you’re at a dinner party and the topic turns to books. What’s everyone been reading? You then begin to share with everyone at the party about that book you just finished. People pay attention because there’s nothing false about it, just your opinion. No hidden agenda, no secret business dealings, just one reader’s opinion. Authors need to tap into this marketing ploy and here’s how: Ask your readers to leave a review online and if they liked it, tell at least two friends about it. Now, there’s no way to track it but that’s the beauty of it. You’re asking the reader to help you in a very important way. Suddenly, they have an active role, not a passive one. Think organic, think natural, think honest. At the end of the day, that’s how books sell: word of mouth.

 

It’s time to take these easy marketing techniques and put them into practice. Get real on social media and watch your readership grow. It might take some time and planning but then anything worth doing takes time. It takes years of pressure and patience to create a diamond. Trust me, it’s worth it.

 

Do you have any questions and/comments about social media marketing? I’d love to hear from you. If you know someone who might enjoy this article, please share using the buttons below.

Let’s bring back the social in social media!

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N.N. Light is the best-selling husband-wife writing team, commonly known as Mr. N and Mrs. N.

Mrs. N. has been creating stories ever since she was little. Her grandfather remembers when she was two years old, she would stand at the top of the stairs and tell him a story filled with emotion (and in a language foreign to him) with her hands on her hips. Let’s just say she was a born storyteller.

They’re blissfully happy and loves all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports, trains, history, cooking and baking. Their mantra is to spread the Light.

Most of the time you can find them on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest. They’re a proud member of ASMSG and Independent Author Network.

In addition to being authors, they’re also book promoters/reviewers, social media marketers/influencers and the owners of N. N. Light Author Promotions. They both love books, have ever since they were young. Matching up books and readers is something that gives them great pleasure.

Top of 2016 #5: Ways to the Support the Author in Your Life #ASMSG #IARTG #amwriting


Fellow Author Charles E. Yallowitz nails it on the head with this post. I see many authors nod their head in agreement. So many times, people don’t understand how important it is to support authors/writers.

MRS N

Legends of Windemere

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Many of us have seen the above picture and it’s right.  That is a great way to support an author that you enjoy and want to see them continue.  Yet, there is another area of support that I wanted to touch on.  What do you do if the author in question isn’t a favorite, but part of your non-cyberspace circle?  Maybe a spouse, a sibling, a friend, or somebody that you interact with outside of a computer.  Is there anything else you can do besides the following phrase?

“I support you and know you can do it.”

This is a powerful phrase, but you have to be ready to back it up with actions such as simply telling others about the book or even beta reading if asked.  Don’t say it and follow up by asking about the author’s Plan B, grilling them…

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2nd Annual N. N. Light #HolidayGiftGuide: Shop Today and Save! #books


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The Holiday Season has officially begun and we’re celebrating by launching the 2nd Annual N. N. Light Holiday Gift Guide:

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Shop today and save!

Over 100 books by award-winning/bestselling authors in several genres. Books make great gifts and our gift guide is Santa approved! 😉

Seasons Greetings!

Stop Running Scared, Writers! Write Fearlessly #amwriting #ASMSG #IARTG


 

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I’ve read several articles recently about writers who are running scared. With various political groups and governments around the world clamping down on free speech and censoring writers, it is understandable why fellow writers are scared and unsure what to do.

I was born to write and to tell my stories. Writing about spiritual warfare, homelessness, food banks and hunger are not very popular topics. Throw in spirituality and it makes many people nervous.

Did it stop me? No, I’m a storyteller.

From the beginning of time, there have been storytellers, people who orally shared history and beliefs with others. I imagine it started with the cave dwellers. From there, we see history being told and retold. Homer did it in the Greek Empire. All religious writings have first started with storytellers. History, as we know it today, is a result of many storytellers writing down what they witnessed.

They were fearless in their writing and they have a message for us writers today:

Write it all down, no matter how frightened you may feel. You have a unique story to tell.

Do you have a story to tell but are scared to tell it? Write it down. Get it out of you and onto paper. Then you have choices on how to share your story (publishing comes later). The worst thing you can do is to keep it bottled up inside.

Write fearlessly.

You’re a storyteller like some of the great ones from history (Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Homer, Mark Twain, Erich Maria Remarque, George Orwell, Geoffrey Chaucer, Anne Frank and many others).

Try this writing exercise:

-Paying attention to world events, what disturbs you? Is there something that makes your blood boil and you wonder why nothing has been done about it? Write it down.

 

-In your corner of the world, what do you fear? What makes your stomach churn? Write it down.

 

-What have you been wanting to speak up about but have been afraid? Write it down.

 

-Injustices are all around you. If you could write a story highlighting one, what would it be?

 

 

When you are done writing, ponder your answers. Take a day or several to think about it. I know you will be surprised by your answers. Those answers are all story ideas burning in your soul.

Take those thoughts and write your story. Be the storyteller you were meant to be!!!

I know you can do it and together we will be a band of storytellers!

Until next time,

MRS N

No Tricks Just Treats on POTL Blog #POTLReads #books #authors


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Happy October from Mr. N and Mrs. N! October is one of our favourite months and we thought it would be fun to dedicate 31 days to books and authors. No tricks, we promise.

Are you looking for new books and authors to discover?

You’ve come to the right spot! All month long, we’ll be featuring books and authors from all genres. We’re also chatting about it on Twitter. So feel free to tag #POTLReads and tell us what you’re reading, authors to binge-read or anything book-related.

If you missed a post, all you have to do is click on the smiling pumpkin graphic on the upper left side.

Authors, want to be featured this month? Send us an email and we can schedule you: nnlight@outlook.com 

Happy Reading!!!

N. N. Light

How To Know Which #WritingTips to Follow and Ignore #amwriting #TuesdayBookBlog #ASMSG


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Writing advice/tips are everywhere.  Everyone is an expert, even Lucy from Peanuts.  How do you know what to follow and what to ignore?  The simple answer is to listen to your inner voice and to trust your instincts.  Let’s look at a few examples.

One of the most asked pieces of advice people ask is, “How do I become a writer,”.  In one camp there are the intellectual people.  They say that you must study grammar and writing via classes and workshops.  While I understand their concept, when it comes to creative writing (novel/prose/poetry) that logical approach doesn’t work.  William Shakespeare didn’t take classes at Oxford to become a writer.  He wrote his experiences and what he observed in Elizabethan times.

Another camp are what I call the free spirits.  I fall into this group and my simple answer is, “If you can write something down on paper and share it with others, you are a writer.”  Writers write.  You either are or you aren’t.  It’s not as complicated as people make it out to be.

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“I never have time to write.”  This is a big issue for many writers and trust me, I understand.  I have struggled with this too and I can tell you that what works for me may not work for you.  Each writer’s life is different and each person has their own time perimeters.

I read an article a long time ago talking about writer’s block.  It showcased 20 writers and their helpful tips for overcoming writer’s block.  One of the tips really made me see writing in a whole new light.  She said, “I always tell my writing students to write 300 words every day.  It is basically a page and everyone has time to write one page.”

I thought about it and it soon became my writing goal.  I promised myself to write 300 words every day.  I put a sticky note up in my writer’s nook and looked at it every day.  I can tell you all that I was true to my word and kept that promise.  I wrote 300 words each and every day.  Some days I did more and some days I struggled to make those 300 words.  I did it and I felt so proud of myself.

Ask yourself, what word count would be appropriate for me?  

Don’t say 1,000 words if you cannot do it.  Commit to a word count and make sure that it is not too lofty.  Don’t make it too easy for yourself, either.  This is a writing goal and it must propel you forward.

 

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Time management is another key tip I learned from that article.  Being a writer is all about time management.  Many of us do have a day job, families and responsibilities.  Making time for writing can be hard but when you make it a priority, it becomes easy.  Schedule a block of your day/night in your time management planner and call it “writing”.  Tell your family/friends/roommates so that they know not to bother or interrupt you.

My writing time is in the afternoon from 1-4 pm.  I chose that time of the day to write because it works best for my life.  I shut off all the distractions and I concentrate on writing.

Writing advice is everywhere and it can be overwhelming.  Trust me, I’ve been there.

The best advice I can give you is to read everything out there, figure out what works for you and then trust your inner voice.  It will always guide you and never steer you wrong.

Remember the writing profession is constantly evolving.  Learn something new today.

 

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E-book Sale:

During the month of September, Princess of the Light is on sale for the super-low price of $.99 USD. 100% of the proceeds during this time will go directly to our local food bank to help feed children and families in need. This is the first time Princess of the Light has ever been this low and who knows when it will be this low again.

 

Tagline:

Mary’s the Princess of the Light but her only hope is to make a pact with her enemy.

 

Blurb:

Mary Miller receives a startling visitation from Gabriel, the Messenger of God. The Archangel reveals an astounding truth–Mary is the Princess of the Light and even more amazing, her destiny is to battle Lucifer’s army of demons and restore the balance of good and evil on Earth. It’s getting harder to fulfill her new role and keep her identity secret while juggling her personal life, and when Than, Lucifer’s second in command, amps up the attacks on her, she knows she needs help.

 

Joe Deacons is everything she’s ever wanted in a man. And as providence would have it, in a moment of great need, he’s the Warrior of Light–the one who can help her defeat the forces of darkness.

 

Not so simple when they confront Lisbeth, a demon hell-bent on usurping Than and Lucifer himself.  When Lisbeth wages war and several innocent people die, Mary must form an alliance with her enemy in order to destroy her.  But will this be a grave error or the choice that saves their world?

 

Buy Links:

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Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/princess-of-the-light-nn-light/1120170709?ean=9781502438454

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Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/Princess-Light-N-ebook/dp/B00N19FDKO

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Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/princess-of-the-light-1

Indigo: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/princess-of-the-light/9781310880230-item.html?ikwid=princess+of+the+light&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

iTunes/ iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/princess-of-the-light/id913013798?mt=11

Paperback: https://www.createspace.com/5008419

 

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23009005-princess-of-the-light

 

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Author Bio: N. N. Light is the husband-wife writing team, commonly known as Mr. N and Mrs. N. Mrs. N. has been creating stories ever since she was little. Her grandfather remembers when she was two years old, she would stand at the top of the stairs and tell him a story filled with emotion (and in a language foreign to him) with her hands on her hips. Let’s just say she was a born storyteller.

They’re blissfully happy and love all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports, trains, history, cooking and baking. Their mantra is to spread the Light.

Most of the time you can find them on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest. They’re a proud member of ASMSG, Independent Author Network and Marketing for Romance Writers.

In addition to being authors, they’re also book promoters/reviewers, social media marketers/influencers and the owners of N. N. Light Author Promotions. They both love books, have ever since they were young. Matching up books and readers is something that gives them great pleasure.

100% of the proceeds of Princess of the Light go directly to food banks (US and Canada) in order to feed the hungry and help those in need. With only 7,500 books sold, N. N. Light will be able to set up a monthly endowment for the local food bank.

They’d love to connect with you either via email or via these various social media sites:

Website: http://princessofthelight.com

Blog: https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/nnlight

Bookbub  https://www.bookbub.com/authors/n-n-light

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NNP_W_Light

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nnlight

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/n-n-light/90/1a7/902

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/118060034268079734144/posts

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/nnlight

Independent Author Network: http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/n-n-light.html

iAuthor: http://www.iauthor.uk.com/princess-of-the-light:10294

The Statistics of Life: Follow Your Heart #inspiration #motivation #affirmations


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What are the odds of success, happiness, contentment, peace, etc. in this world?

I hear a lot of statistics daily:

World Population: 7 billion

1 in 3 Americans are very happy

5% of authors bring in royalties over $100,000 per year

55% of marriages end in divorce

Does that scare me?

Not really. In fact, when told that the odds are against me, I tend to try harder. Call it ego or stubbornness, when told I can’t do something just makes me go after it more.

I work in an industry that the odds are stacked astronomically against me. The Big 5 publishers are the House and I’m supposed to lose all my chips. Little do they know, I hold two aces.

Ace #1: I’m a born storyteller and I’m a published author.

Ace #2: Success for authors is all a matter of perspective. Do I make $100,000 on royalties? No. Am I happy and proud of my work? YES!

 I beat the odds and accomplished something that many writers only dream of. I can hold my books in my hands.

What about you? Are you going after a dream and feeling a little defeated? 

Stand up and shout to the world:

I don’t care what the odds are; I’m going to succeed!

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.

MRS N

P. S. We’re going away for Labour Day Weekend and will return on Tuesday, September 6th. Have a lovely relaxing weekend! 

#ThrowbackThursday: STOP! Step Away From the Computer! #writers #authors #IARTG #tbt


This reblog is especially for all writers, authors and bloggers. I wrote this over two years ago and the message still applies today.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about people replying to reviews and as an author/reviewer I feel I need to send this message:

STOP! STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER! DO NOT REPLY TO REVIEWS/REVIEWERS!

I beg you, please stop the insanity!

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Book Reviewers

Hey everyone!  I thought I would touch on a very sensitive topic to most writers and authors… book reviews.  GASP  I know I know, it’s a taboo topic but I feel this needs to be addressed.

As most of you know, I love Twitter.  I am on it for most of the day and I use it for work as well as leisure.  Anyway, I have noticed lately more and more authors are tweeting to book reviewers.  It’s not a simple, “Hey thanks for the book review”.  It’s more like, “why did you give me a bad book review” or “why are you ruining my life” or “you suck”.

As an author of an upcoming book, I can sympathize with authors who attack reviewers for a bad review.  I mean, I get the gut-wrenching pain that comes with a bad review.  But the reality is, bad reviews happen.  I hate to burst your bubble but not everyone is going to love your book.  In fact, some will loathe it.

How do you deal with a bad review?

Take a look at the quote above and visualize it.  Now take a snapshot of it in your mind and think of that every time you see a bad review.

Here’s another way to deal with a bad review: go onto Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Goodreads and look up your favorite book.  Now read through the reviews.  You will find some people love it like you do and some will hate it.  It’s called subjectivity and it’s a reality in the publishing industry.

Whatever it takes to gain some perspective, do it!  Having a bad review will not change how fabulous your book is.  In fact, the more people rip your book, the more intriguing it is for a reader to read it.  Controversy has always ruled the top of the bestseller charts!

Do NOT under any circumstances respond and/or retaliate against a book reviewer or a bad book review!!!  Not only is it unprofessional, it is simply in poor taste.  Be the better person and ignore it.:-)

If you found this blog post informative, please share it using the buttons below!

Keep smiling!

MRS N, the Author

#Authors, Save 50% on July Ad Buttons and Get Seen by Millions! #ASMSG #IARTG #Books


N. N. Light Author Promotions (1)

 

Every author (traditional, small pub or indie) knows how hard it is to reach readers and one way to create buzz is to advertise. We at N. N. Light Author Promotions understand that and are here to help.

 

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We’re offering our Advertisement Buttons for only $11.50 USD in July. It’s a perfect time to increase your readership and you save 50% off regular price. You have the opportunity to advertise two books/ads. All we need is two book covers/ads along with a link for each book/ad.

Our social media reach is over 30 million and we get over 200 hits per day.

 

Fill out the form below (or send us an email nnlight@protonmail.com) and we’ll invoice you via Paypal. Spots fill up fast so sign up today.

. @BarbCaffrey Needs Immediate Help Here with Relocation #ASMSG #donate #MFRWAuthor


If you’re able, please help support a fellow author. She’s about to be homeless and in need of assistance. Whatever you can do to help (donate, reblog, share on social media, etc.) will be most appreciated.

We’re doing what we can.

With utmost gratitude,

Mr. N and Mrs. N

Barb Caffrey's Blog

Folks, one of the reasons I’ve been cagey for months here at my blog is because I’ve been enduring hardship. I can’t go into that many details as most of them are not mine to tell; all I can tell you is that in seven days, I am going to lose my home. And I need immediate help to relocate, get set back up on my feet, and to continue to create — because my goodness, CHANGING FACES is due shortly.

All of this upheaval is not conducive to creativity, to put it mildly. But I need somehow to get it done anyway.

Of course, I don’t know how I get all this done. Right now, I feel overwhelmed, overmatched, and extremely frustrated. I have tried very hard in my current situation to make everything right, and yet I could not do it.

I’m hamstrung in many ways trying to…

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What Inspires You? Mrs. N’s Top 10 Inspirational Things #inspiration #affirmations


Inspire is an honor

 

No matter where you live or what you believe in, inspiration is all around you.

It may be something you read or someone you talk to. Inspiration is just waiting for you to discover it. For me, I hunt for inspiration like mushroom foragers hunt for truffles. I focus all of my energy and sniff it out. Here is a top ten list of things that inspire me:

1- My husband, MR N, inspires me each and every day. He inspired me to write every day and I inspire him to write. He continues to inspire me each day. “Spread the Light, darling,” he whispers to me as he kisses me good-bye before he leaves for work. He empowers me to be the best I can be.

2- The Walking Man inspires me every day. Who is that, you may be asking. In our debut novel, Mary meets a man known in the town of Golden Lake as the Walking Man. He is a homeless man who walks. He is based on a real homeless man that I discovered in my neighborhood. I don’t know much about him except he shuns contact and walks everywhere. Even though he doesn’t talk to me, I show him kindness. He inspires me to spread the Light so I can help others just like him.

3- Twitter inspires me. I have almost 6,500 followers and throughout the day, I get an inspiring photo, tweet or quote. It lights my heart, imagination and mind on fire!

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4- Nature inspires me. I go for a morning walk and I surround myself with nature and wildlife. It inspires me to grow beyond my fingertips and to persevere no matter the weather.

5- Past/Present Authors inspire me. No matter what I am dealing with, it is helpful that scores of successful authors have dealt with it too. Publishing is a small community and my fellow authors inspire me each and every day to be bold in my writing.

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6- My father inspires me. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and wish he was here with me. He passed away in 1998 and he inspires me to believe in myself. “You can do anything, angel.” I still hear his voice echo in my head.

7- My faith inspires me. I follow the Golden Rule and I do unto others as I would want them to do unto me. I don’t expect anything in return for being kind but it inspires me to be kind in spite of others.

8- The Naysayers inspire me. There have been people in my life that have told me that I couldn’t do something. To them, I say thank you. If not for them, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. The constant negative wave surges me forward to achieving my dreams.

9- Music inspires me. My personal favorites include Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Janis Joplin, George Thorogood, P!nk, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jars of Clay, Nickelback and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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10- Art inspires me. No matter the form it takes, I have always found inspiration in art. Instead of ink and paper, they tell a story with paint and canvas. So beautiful!

No matter what form inspiration takes, allow it to inspire you to be the best person you can be!

What inspires you? Share in the comments below. 

Are You a Shy Person? Me Too! Let’s Overcome it Together #inspiration #shyness #affirmations


Shyness

Confession: I am a shy person.

I have always been shy and my nose buried deep in a book.

Looking back, I wished I was more outgoing and when I turned thirty, I decided I was going to get out of my shell.  I was a manager at a bookstore and I absolutely loved my job!  I had a lot of friends and started doing things outside my comfort zone.  I met MR N and the rest, they say, is history.

When I published for the first time, a publicist asked me for a picture.  I panicked.  My shyness took over and I huddled in a corner.  MR N grabbed my hand and he convinced me that it was okay.  After battling with myself, I decided to give it a go.

Why did I do it? 

I didn’t want to be the shy girl I used to be.  I was living my dream of being a published author and NOTHING (not even me) was going to stand in my way! 🙂

I love this quote and it speaks the truth, especially to shy people.

The one surefire way to overcome shyness is to get involved with something you are passionate about.  You’ll focus on your passion and forget about being shy.  Trust me, it totally works!

The next time you are feeling shy, focus on something else and you will be confident!

🙂 MRS N 🙂

Think Like an Artist by @WillGompertzBBC #bookreview #arts #creativity


Think Like An Artist

 

Title: Think Like an Artist… and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life

Author: Will Gompertz

Genre: Arts & Photography

 

Book Blurb:

From international bestselling author Will Gompertz, Think Like an Artist is a guide to increasing creativity and productivity with help from some of the greatest artists throughout history.

 

How do artists think? Where does their creativity originate? How can we, too, learn to be more creative? BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz seeks answers to these questions in his exuberant, intelligent, witty, and thought-provoking style. Think Like an Artist identifies 10 key lessons on creativity from artists that range from Caravaggio to Warhol, Da Vinci to Ai Weiwei, and profiles leading contemporary figures in the arts who are putting these skills to use today.

 

After getting up close and personal with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers, Gompertz has discovered traits that are common to them all. He outlines basic practices and processes that allow your talents to flourish and enable you to embrace your inner Picasso—no matter what you do for a living.

 

With wisdom, inspiration, and advice from an author named one of the 50 most original thinkers in the world by Creativity magazine, Think Like an Artist is an illuminating view into the habits that make people successful. It’s time to get inspired and think like an artist!

 

Includes a full-color pull-out insert featuring works of art discussed.

 

My Review:

 

Looking for an inspirational/motivational book? Look no further than Think Like an Artist! Creativity is something that is hard to describe but you’ll know it when you see it. As an artist myself, I find it difficult to explain to others my creative process; it just happens. But when I’m stuck in a rut and/or my muse has flown the coop, I look to other artists for inspiration.

 

Think Like an Artist is a creativity bible.  BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz tackles what it takes to be creative from some of the leading artists (from Andy Warhol to Da Vinci to contemporary artists I haven’t heard from until now). His top ten list will inspire you to never settle and reach for the stars. I loved the quotes as well as the practical applications.

 

Writers/Authors will especially find this book inspiring. In the same vein as Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, Will Gompertz provokes and changes your thinking while inspiring your creative side. One of the best books I’ve ever read!

 

Thank you to Abrams Books and Netgalley for giving me a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

 

My Rating:  5+ stars

 

Buy it now:

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Author Biography:

Will Gompertz, previously a director of the Tate Gallery, is now the BBC’s arts editor and the author of What Are You Looking At? 50 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye. He has written extensively for the Guardian and the Times. He lives in England.

 

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

Book Marketing 101: 3 Tips to Promote Your Book(s) Without Driving Away Readers #authors #marketing


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“You’ve just published a book. Congratulations! You’ve done something that many have tried and few have succeeded. Give yourself a pat on the back… then put on your thinking cap. It’s time for the next step: promoting your book.”

Ruth A. Casie invited me to appear on her blog to talk about book marketing for all authors. I offer three tried and true tips to promote your book(s) without driving away readers/followers.

Check it out and then come back and let me know what tips you have on book promotion:

http://ruthacasie.blogspot.ca/2016/02/books-chocolate-and-wine-with-nn-light.html 

Question Time: What do you struggle with the most when it comes to book promotion? I’d love to hear from you. I’m happy to answer any and all questions, too.

Mrs. N aka N. N. Light

Run, Don’t Walk Toward Your Dream Life #inspiration #dreams


Dreams

 

Every one of us has a dream life.  It could be retiring to an island paradise or traveling to Paris.  It could be writing a best selling novel or composing the next great symphony.  It could be climbing a famous mountain or being one with nature.  It could be getting married and having children.  It could be a dream career or not working at all.  No matter what it is, I encourage you to run towards your dream life.  Be confident.  Be the person you’ve always dreamt of being.

I am thrilled to say that I am living my dream life.  It started the day I first started writing, Princess of the Light, and it continues to this day. I’m proud to say I’ve published three books and writing my fourth.  With every step of the publishing process, I am having the time of my life! I love being an indie author and the total freedom it gives me.  Sure, it is hard work and sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed.  But I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

What is your dream life?  What is it that tugs at your heart?  Whatever it is, go after it!  You will regret it if you don’t at least try.  It may seem impossible at first but trust me, with confidence and determination, your dream life will become possible!  Once you get a taste of it, you will crave more and dream bigger. 🙂

Start today!  What are you waiting for?  You never know until you give it a go!

MRS N, the Author 🙂

Ways to Support the Author in Your Life #ASMSG #IARTG #IndieAuthorsBeSeen


My fellow author has some very insightful advice for authors, their circle of friends/family and followers. Saying something as simple as, “You can do it” or “You matter” goes a long way to supporting an author.

MRS N aka N. N. Light

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Many of us have seen the above picture and it’s right.  That is a great way to support an author that you enjoy and want to see them continue.  Yet, there is another area of support that I wanted to touch on.  What do you do if the author in question isn’t a favorite, but part of your non-cyberspace circle?  Maybe a spouse, a sibling, a friend, or somebody that you interact with outside of a computer.  Is there anything else you can do besides the following phrase?

“I support you and know you can do it.”

This is a powerful phrase, but you have to be ready to back it up with actions such as simply telling others about the book or even beta reading if asked.  Don’t say it and follow up by asking about the author’s Plan B, grilling them about sales made, pointing…

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Writing Tip of the Year: Brainstorming #amwriting #ASMSG #IARTG


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Brainstorming is one of the best-kept secrets writers have. I thought it might be fun to reveal some of the techniques and tips to effective brainstorming for this week’s Writing Wednesday Workshop. Let’s get started:

Definition according to Wikipedia: Brainstorming is a group or individual creativity technique by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its member(s). The term was popularized by Alex Faickney Osborn in the 1953 book Applied Imagination. Osborn claimed that brainstorming was more effective than individuals working alone in generating ideas, although more recent research has questioned this conclusion. Today, the term is used as a catch all for all group ideation sessions.

 

My definition is a little more relaxed: Brainstorming is the creative activity by which writers write down ideas, plots, characters in order to map out a book/article.

 

It sounds simple enough but many writers get stuck on the application of it. I believe they get hung up on what they learned in English class years ago and think it has to be a very structured thing. The truth is what works for one writer may not work for another. Some like to use bulletin boards while others like to use lists. There is software available too that can help you. Myself, I use sticky notes and notepads. When I come up with an idea, I write it down. Later, I compile them together in an organized fashion.

I have found over the years some tips to help you get started:

– Let go and empty your mind. Think of brainstorming in the same way you think of free writing. You are an artist with an empty canvas. Close your eyes and let your mind paint it for you. When you let go, you allow the ideas to flow and all you have to do is get them down before they disappear.

– Free write. I have found this extremely useful when plotting out characters and conflict. Sometimes the ideas get stuck in your head and need an outlet to be freed. This is also useful when fleshing out characters.

– Get some exercise. Go for a walk or just up and down the stairs. Getting away from the computer screen can do wonders for you. When you are concentrating on something else, your mind is free to wander.

– Have pen and paper around you at all times. I can’t tell you how many times I have been struck with an idea and I never have a pen. I have a pad of sticky notes and a pen in every room in my house. If I am going outside, I always have a pen handy.

– Never edit your brainstorm ideas right away. This is a big no-no. Write them all down and let them percolate for a few days. What sounds like a horrible idea at first may turn out to be brilliant later on.

– Talk with your CPs and/or writer buddies. Sometimes talking about your book with others can inspire you. A friend may have an idea or suggestion.

– Listen to music to get you in the mood. Brainstorming doesn’t have to be boring. Writing a love scene? Put on some love tunes. Writing a death scene? Listen to some classical/jazz/heavy metal music. Let the music inspire you.

I open the workshop to my fellow writers. What tips do you have to help with brainstorming? We’re all one big support group! I know I love learning something new to help my writing!

Brainstorming is fun and I love how creative I can get with it. Don’t overthink it; just let it flow.

Have a great writing week!

Until next time,

MRS N aka N. N. Light

*** This is was the most viewed writing post on this blog for 2015. I found that interesting. Go forth, writers, and brainstorm! ***

N. N. Light’s 5 Sure-Fire Tips to a Successful Author Interview #writingtips #bookpromotion #authors


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Ask a roomful of authors how they feel about author interviews and you’ll likely clear the room. For many authors, debut as well as seasoned, conducting an interview is scary. There’s a lot of pressure and it’s easy to get caught up in it.

How can I create the right first impression?

How do I want to be perceived?

What do I want someone to remember about me?

Why can’t I just talk about my book?

What if I come across as dumb?

These questions and more pummel an author until he/she lies in a puddle on the floor. Listen, promoting yourself as well as your books is essential in the industry. Readers want to know about you first and your books second. The quickest way to do that is to do an author interview.

As you may or may not know, I’m a book marketer and I help authors every day market themselves and their books. Whether it is through an author interview or a guest post, you are trying to connect with the reader. They want to know more about you and what makes you tick. They want to know what inspired you to write your books. They want to get an inside glimpse into the inner workings of you, the author, before they buy your book.

I have seen many authors make mistakes when it comes to the author interview and many excel at it. I want to help you give the best possible interview. Here are my top five tips:

1- Breathe. Breathe Breathe. This is not the end of the world. In fact, this is exciting! Someone out there wants to have you on their blog/website. They find you interesting enough to interview and promote you. High five!

2- Study the questions carefully. Each blog/website has a different set of questions they want answered. Some, like mine, give you a lot of questions to choose from. If you have the option of let’s say eight questions, make sure to have a mixture of professional and personal questions. Remember, you are aiming this at the average reader. They want to get to know you. As a rule, I like to mention my love of baking and/or chocolate. It allows me to relate on a more personal level.

3- Answer the questions in detail. There is nothing worse than an author interview that has short choppy answers. Where do you live? Don’t just name a town but chat a little about it. Entice the reader with a snapshot into your personal life. You are a writer and words are your friends. Let your natural ability shine when answering the questions. First impressions are important and you want the reader to remember you in a positive way.

4- Proofread the interview at least twice. As a rule, I don’t edit author interviews that are scheduled on this blog. It’s not my place to rework your words. My job is to present you in an eye-appealing way and to get the message out there about you. Read it aloud and make sure it flows well.

5- Follow the instructions to the letter and send off your interview. Every blog/website has a set of rules for what they need. For me, I need the interview, author bio, buy links, social media links and blurb all saved in a word doc. In addition, I need a book cover and an author photo. I ask for these things to be emailed to me no later than three days before the scheduled interview. I can’t stress this enough, FOLLOW directions! I have heard from my fellow promoters/bloggers how many times this gets overlooked by the author. Many of us have day jobs and it takes time to create an blog post/ author interview, not mention scheduling the marketing via social media. Having everything sent in one email makes it so much easier to get it done quickly.

Author interviews are a great way to meet new readers and connect with a new circle of followers. It doesn’t have to be scary and please, don’t freak out. In my opinion, it’s one of the easiest ways (besides Twitter) to mesh well with readers. Get creative and most importantly, have fun!

MRS N aka N. N. Light

Happiness is the Key to Success #inspiration #amwriting #success


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Happiness = Success?

I read this disturbing comment the other day. There was an excellent article about how being happy in all areas of your life equals success. Someone commented:

“I think no one in this world is happy; we’re all miserable. Those who say they’re happy are just living a lie.”

After I read it, I thought about it. I’m happy and the last time I checked, I’m not living a lie. As many of you know, I’m all about being authentic and I write about what’s going on in my life here on the blog. We’re all friends here, right. 😉

I learned a long time ago that in order to be successful, you need to love your job (or what you do for a living). It took me awhile to figure out that I love books and writing. I started in a bookstore and worked my way to being an entrepreneur. I love my job and I feel fulfilled.

What about you? Are you happy in your job/career? Sure, it’s stressful and you’ll have good and bad days but at the end of the day, you take pride in your work. 

Don’t be a fool and think being successful will lead to happiness. You’re grasping at straws if that’s your perception.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Something to ponder: If you aren’t happy in your job/career, maybe it’s time for a change. Think about what you would love to do for a living and create a plan to make it happen. It’s all up to you and whether you want to lead a happy life.

🙂 MRS N 🙂

Are You a Dreamer? I am! #inspiration #dreams #meditation


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Are you a dreamer?

I am and I’m proud of it.

Being a dreamer means you have hopes and you’re using your imagination to makes your dreams come true. 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt of being a published author and making a living writing and talking about books. I worked my butt off and now I’m living my dream. 🙂

What are your dreams?

No matter how small, write down your dreams. Be very specific. Author Michael Samuels calls it his “I Want” list. When you write down your dreams and what you want to accomplish in your life, they become active.

Every morning, meditate over your dream list. I know it sounds silly but trust me, it works.The more you meditate over your dreams, the more your subconscious will work to make them come true.

Dreaming is only the first step but what a marvelous activity! Like John Lennon says:

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.

Keep dreaming!

MRS N

Planting the Seeds of Love: A Guest Post and Spotlight #ASMSG #MFRWAuthor #blogtour


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The Planting the Seeds of Love Blog Tour keeps rolling and today I’m going international. My first stop is across the pond to England and to Helena Fairfax’s blog. I’m talking about something that every author/writer/blogger struggles with: time management. I offer tips that everyone can benefit from. Check it out:

http://helenafairfax.com/2015/09/24/6-essential-tips-on-time-management-for-writers-and-bloggers/

My second stop is in Canada, British Columbia to be exact, and my book is being featured on author Beverley Bateman’s blog. Please take a moment and check out her blog as it’s filled with writing tips, good books and interviews:

http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/2015/09/new-release-by-nn-light.html

I’m eternally grateful to these women for helping me spread the word about my new release.

I’ll see you tomorrow for more fun and thank you for your support!

MRS N aka N. N. Light

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N. N. Light Author Promotions: Two Announcements #bookreviews #bookpromo #authors


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Announcement #1:

As of August 31, 2015 N. N. Light Author Promotions has closed the sign-up window for book reviews. I am completely booked until the end of the year. I have 25 books to review and I’m only one person. 🙂

Stay tuned as I will re-open the sign-up window the first week in January 2016.

Announcement #2:

I have a brand new service for authors. Do you have an upcoming book sale/countdown deal and looking for an extra boost? Consider using my new service:

Twitter Book Blast (one day- 7 tweets- I’ll tweet about your book sale to my Twitter followers)

I will tweet about your discounted book for one 24 hour period (Monday through Friday only). I will create 7 tweets for you and will tweet them out to my engaged Twitter followers. I will need the following so I can customize tweets for you:

Book Title

Author Name

Twitter Handle

Author Biography

Genre

Book Cover

Author Picture

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